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Homework Help: Charge and conductor?

  1. Sep 8, 2010 #1
    Okay, I have a feeling this is a pretty easy problem to solve, the only trouble is, my professor worded it really weirdly, so I only have half an idea of what it's asking.
    Any ideas?

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    Let the Electric field be E at a point P near a conductiong material. Because of electrostatic induction, the force on a charge q at P will not yield E. Show, however, that the average of the fields of two equal and opposite charges +q and -q gives the correct value: E=(Fq+-Fq-)/2q.
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    From what I can gather, it's asking me to prove the average E field of a dipole is that.

    Thanks.

    EDIT:
    Nevermind, I just figured it out.
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2010
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